‘That Is Racism’: Black Lawmaker Condemns Trump, Kneels In Congress To Honor NFL Players
‘That is racism’: Black lawmaker condemns Trump, kneels in Congress to honor NFL players
Sheila Jackson Lee said she took a knee in solidarity with the NFL players.Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) decried President Trump’s comments about NFL players as undisguised racism during an impassioned speech from the House floor on Monday night.
At a rally in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday, Trump mused: “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired.’ ”
Jackson Lee, who represents central Houston, demanded to know which NFL player’s mother Trump was insulting.